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TAFE NSW Update - acmsr

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#TCA #NationalInquiry http://t.co/6nRHetVP2u research in our industry has shown that by... http://t.co/MyyyA8fZQ7
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Two minutes with Dan Mansutti

Dan Mansutti is studying Visual Arts at TAFE's Adelaide College of the Arts. Last year one of Dan's stencil paintings was a finalist in the 2012 Australian S...
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Dan is so lucky. The opportunity he is accessing is no longer available in NSW. In September of 2012 irrationally the O"Farrell government cancelled funding for Fine Arts education at TAFE. It is no longer available in New England and if you want to study at TAFE you will have to go to a large centre where it will cost you $10,000 - $12,000 a year now to do it. So Art education at TAFE is now only for the rich. This is despite the fact that Creative Industries are a faster growing industry segment of the economy in NSW than other areas.

 

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Lilydale to be "sold off for council offices" - NTEU

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NTEU News | June 2013 A rally to save Swinburne’s Lilydale Campus from being allegedly sold off to become council offices has been called by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) f...


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Here's a TAFE in Victoria being sold off

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NSW must unite against TAFE cuts: oppn - The Australian

NSW must unite against TAFE cuts: oppn - The Australian | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
NSW must unite against TAFE cuts: oppn The Australian "Second, the government is trying to use the enterprise bargaining process to replace TAFE teachers with lesser qualified staff, while denying teachers the pay rise already received by most...
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NSW opposition slams TAFE cuts - Sky News Australia

NSW opposition slams TAFE cuts
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A trifecta of government reforms will destroy TAFE in NSW, the state opposition says as it calls for the public to unit behind the tertiary education institute.
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‘Other Tony’ too busy to meet Bellata farmer

‘Other Tony’ too busy to meet Bellata farmer | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
BELLATA farmer and anti-coal seam gas campaigner Penny Blatchford claims she’s been told Opposition leader Tony Abbott is too busy to meet with her between now and the federal election.
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Attack on #TAFE is worst in history: #AusUnions

Attack on #TAFE is worst in history: #AusUnions | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
The NSW Teachers Federation and Unions NSW on Friday launched their Stop Tafe Cuts campaign, claiming plans to increase competition between public and private training providers for funds will see ...
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Ron Hoenig Member for Heffron: O'Farrell Government Refuses to Protect Rural Jobs in the Energy Sector

Ron Hoenig Member for Heffron: O'Farrell Government Refuses to Protect Rural Jobs in the Energy Sector | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
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I picked this story up off twitter. Sounds like we will lose jobs from the energy sector In the bush.

 

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Is Monsanto killing our bees?

Is Monsanto killing our bees? | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Thousands gathered in 436 cities around the world on the weekend to protest against Monsanto’s anti-social practices, but this was barely noticed by our media.
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The news that didn't make our news channels

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'Arbitrary and brutal' NSW compensation changes spark UN complaint

'Arbitrary and brutal' NSW compensation changes spark UN complaint | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
A coalition of 30 legal, community, health and women's organisations have complained to the United Nations about planned changes to the NSW victims' compensation scheme.
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At 4.30 this morning with the alliance of Fred Nile CDP and the Shooters and Fishers this bill past the NSW parliament. It will deny Victims of Crime, Domestic Violence Victims and Victims of child sexual abuse any meaningful compensation.

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Twitter / TAFECampaign: How can social values like ...

Twitter / TAFECampaign: How can social values like ... | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
RT @TAFECampaign: How can social values like the 'fair go' be reconciled with reduced #TAFE funding? - Tony Vinson #stoptafecuts http://t.co/FnrXw00o4n
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Vic TAFE sector ailing financially: report - Ni...

Vic TAFE sector ailing financially: report - Ni... | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Vic TAFE sector ailing financially: report Ninemsn Acting Auditor-General Peter Frost says 10 out of 14 TAFEs he examined were at medium financial risk last year, compared with seven in 2011.
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The failure of the TAFE sector in Victoria is as a result of the Victorian Government's budget blowout due to the funding of thousands of private vocational education providers. This is the model about to be adopted in NSW

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'Hard core' Greens hijacking coal seam gas debate, says Chris Hartcher - The Australian

'Hard core' Greens hijacking coal seam gas debate, says Chris Hartcher - The Australian | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
'Hard core' Greens hijacking coal seam gas debate, says Chris Hartcher The Australian THE "extremist" Greens have been blamed for derailing debate over coal seam gas as the NSW government fights off criticism of the way it toughened controls on...
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I think Chris Hartcher needs to come up to the Northern Tablelands and talk to the farmers up here. They are hardly hard core extremists and they dont believe the Coalition's Gateway process for CSG provides them with sufficient protection.

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TAFE outsourcing 'not privatisation' - Brisbane Times

TAFE outsourcing 'not privatisation' - Brisbane Times | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
TAFE outsourcing 'not privatisation'
Brisbane Times
The government is considering holding on to state-owned TAFE campuses, but outsourcing courses to the private sector, thereby upholding their promise not to privatise assets.
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LNP is anti education.

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TAFE open to private funds in overhaul planned by Newman Government - Courier Mail

TAFE open to private funds in overhaul planned by Newman Government - Courier Mail | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
TAFE open to private funds in overhaul planned by Newman Government
Courier Mail
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said it would be "open slather", with all training funding contestable.
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So the LNP in Queensland will get rid of all the TAFE teachers and ignore their years of knowledge and expertise and insteand contract the cheapest private providers to deliver out of the existing TAFE premises. You can imagine what will happen to the quality of the training that will be delivered by dodgy profiteers. Is this the direction a clever country should be taking?

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Glen Innes Celtic Festival Dawn Service

Audio Bagpipes (Glen Innes Celtic Festival Dawn Service: http://t.co/cYyCBA5I6g via @YouTube)
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I love bagpipes! 

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NSW must unite against TAFE cuts: oppn - The Australian

NSW must unite against TAFE cuts: oppn - The Australian | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
NSW must unite against TAFE cuts: oppn The Australian "Second, the government is trying to use the enterprise bargaining process to replace TAFE teachers with lesser qualified staff, while denying teachers the pay rise already received by most...
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National TAFE Day asks: where would we be without TAFE?


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Education rallying cry from Donnelly for National TAFE Day

Education rallying cry from Donnelly for National TAFE Day | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
LABOR MLC for Coffs Harbour, Greg Donnelly, has urged the community to come together to celebrate National TAFE Day on Monday.

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Twitter / gaolteacher: Countdown to National #TAFE ...

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RT @PhillipChadwick: @flabbergutsted @bettsie2u @LizBuff46 @popi6666 @couriermail
National #TAFE Day! Join Please tweet #stoptafecuts http://t.co/R3pftfeXBR
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Gina’s $700k Barnaby, Tony Abbott and the businessman with two names

Gina’s $700k Barnaby, Tony Abbott and the businessman with two names | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Tony Windsor spoke in Parliament about why Gina Rinehart, may be bankrolling Barnaby Joyce. Is the ferocious battle for New England being powered by CSG?
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What tony said about Gina

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Tribunal helps those denied natural justice - Armidale Express

Tribunal helps those denied natural justice - Armidale Express | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Tribunal helps those denied natural justice
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The Australian Justice Tribunal wants to become more active in Armidale and surrounding districts, according to chairman Garth Eaton.
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So charity is going to replace government funding of Legal Aid services?

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Twitter / TAFECampaign: Sad but true cartoon. Increased ...

Twitter / TAFECampaign: Sad but true cartoon. Increased ... | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
RT @TAFECampaign: Sad but true cartoon. Increased fees at #TAFE decrease access and opportunity. http://t.co/6MhnMBTHG9
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Twitter / TAFECampaign: Great #TAFE cartoon in the ...

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RT @TAFECampaign: Great #TAFE cartoon in the SMH today from Cathy Wilcox. http://t.co/g53r0vEQKK
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Scales calls for VET review

Scales calls for VET review | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Australian Financial Review     |      27 May 2013 Former Productivity Commission chairman and now chancellor of Swinburne University Bill Scales has called on both major parties to commit to a com...

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There is an increasing recognition that our Vocational Education system is broken, years of funding starvation and being used as a political football by state and federal governments. The future skills of Australians are too important. Let's get this fixed.

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Kathy Nicholson's curator insight, May 28, 2013 5:05 AM

I've been saying #TAFEisanelectionissue